"Every child, regardless of race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status, should be able to see themselves in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics."

Every school deserves the means to make that happen. Watch the video to find out how STEM4Real went from a children's book, to a movement.

Educators Shouldn't Have to Choose

Between Standards & Equity

While some professional learning programs offer standards-based instruction and others offer equity and social justice, we are unique in that WE DO BOTH! Here’s how!

We provide the following professional learning programs that incorporate: 

Networking <> Leadership <> Instruction

Our mission is to provide joyful and high quality STEM professional learning that combines STEM content + Culturally Responsive Teaching.

Our Programs

The STEM #4Real Network

The STEM4Real Network is a one-of-a-kind professional learning experience that combines live webinars, collaboration, networking and ongoing professional development focused on STEM content and social justice.

We will equip our educators with the #4REAL approach to achieving a socially just and standards-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education.

Leadership 4 Justice

Leadership 4 Justice #4Real Series will equip our educators with the #4REAL approach to achieving a socially just and standards-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education.

Our multifaceted series addresses the root causes of student inequities and social injustice so that you graduate with an action plan on how to recognize and dismantle systemic racism, increase student outcomes and rebuild your education system #4Real.

Tailor-Made Professional Learning

Every school and district has their own unique characteristics and may need a little extra love. STEM4Real will create specific and intensive professional learning plans designed to meet these unique characteristics.

Together, we will build out a tailor-made professional learning series to carry out your school or district mission and vision, #4Real.

Why STEM Matters For All

STEM4Real is a professional learning nonprofit, providing a community for educators to obtain high-quality professional learning, networking, collaboration, and instructional planning dedicated to making STEM instruction #4Real for every single student.


Our standards-based educator trainings are focused on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with equity and social justice at the forefront.

Key Takeaway


Happy Client

A key takeaway was the importance of providing opportunities for all students to think about and talk about their observations and thoughts, in ways that take into account multiple intelligences and different learning styles.

I love the structure


Happy Client

I loved the techniques for structuring NGSS (3D, 5E, CER). NGSS was feeling really open-ended but it now feels like I have a better understanding of how to plan both short and long term.

I'm excited about these tools and strategies!


Network Member

There are many tools and strategies that I am excited to implement within my classroom. They include the sticky note brainstorm strategy, doing a nature/campus walk to observe and write down phenomena, seeing the NGSS as 3 dimensions of what the student can think, know, and do, and also the 5E lesson planning template tool.

Download our Free 3D5E SAMPLE LESSON PLAN